The blade is the wooden racket without the rubber sheets attached. It is simply wood (or a combination of various woods of different characteristics) and may have composite materials like carbon, arylate, kevlar, zylon, etc.
People also ask, what is the best table tennis blade?
The Best Table Tennis Blades
- Eastfield Allwood.
- Eastfield Offensive.
- JOOLA Rossi Emotion.
- Butterfly Timo Boll ALC.
- Butterfly Zhang Jike ZLC.
In respect to this, how long can a table tennis blade last?
If you play regularly, then an all-round blade should last a year or two. An offensive blade will last longer, and a very fast blade much longer. However, the change in the blade with age may not bother you at all. Some players never change their blade.
What is the fastest table tennis blade?
The ROOTS 9 Z-CARBON SPEED is the hardest and fastest table tennis blade we have ever built. IT IS INTENDED FOR PLAYERS WHO NEED A VERY HIGH SPEED AND CAN HANDLE IT.
The 3 Best Ping Pong Paddles for Professionals
- STIGA Pro Carbon Table Tennis Racket. The top contender on our list of professional table tennis rackets is none other than the STIGA Pro Carbon Table Tennis Racket. …
- Killerspin JET800 SPEED N1 Table Tennis Paddle. …
- MAPOL 4 Star Pro.
Blades will generally weigh between 75-95g.
- Lighter blades (75-80g) are better for defensive play as you have better maneuverability of the blade.
- Heavier blades (90-95g) are better for attacking play as it provides better stability and generates more power.
Hurricane Long 5 blade
The advantage of the traditional Chinese penhold grip is that it allows free movement of the wrist, much more than shakehand grips do. … Players who use this grip often prefer to stick closer to the table, pushing or blocking with a backhand and attacking with forehand strokes, either through drive or topspin or looping.
Generally, it is NOT legal to use a sandpaper covered table tennis paddle, but it depends on the rules of the competition you are taking part in.
The official rules of table tennis state that a racket can be of any size, shape or weight, but the blade must be flat and rigid and made of at least 85% natural wood. However you’ll find that most rackets are all very similar in size – about 15cm (6 inches) across and 25cm (10 inches) long including the handle.